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days to unroll all the coins. more than 400 pounds worth. >>> in texas it is the catch of a lifetime. a 10-year-old boy reeld in a bull shark. dad helped bring the big guy in, he helped the video, the family decided to give the shark a break and released him back into the water. >>> finally, in missouri, talk about hi-def television. during a minor league baseball tournament one of the batters hit a ball that smashed into the lens of one of the cameras. fortunately they were able to fix that camera between innings. >>> now for a look at your national and regional weather, here's meteorologist todd santos with the forecast. i'd like to say our business has so many perks. not when you're behind the camera and that happens. >> maybe not. can the kid get the lens? that's appropriate in itself. >> right. >> i've always loved that stuff. so destruction aside. actually, a fairly nice day for many of us across a good stretch, at least the western third of the country. some showers flared up yesterday. eastern edge of the four corners could see that activity today. that has helped firefighter
. >> reporter: you are watching a drug smuggler trying to get away from police in south texas. the suv is loaded with what police believe is thousands of pounds of marijuana. >> bam, we have a splash down in the river. the driver with nowhere to go splashes into the riogrande. in a desperate attempt to get back to mexico. it is a scene that is repeated day and night along the border. >> splash down. >> and even though the smugglers are sometimes followed by a state police helicopter and dozens of officers on the ground, if they make it to the river, they can make their escape with waiting accomplices who use boats to hall drugs back to mexico. >> we're done here, there is nothing else we can do. all police on the u.s. side can do is watch them paddle away. but now, texas state troopers are taking to the water with a fleet of six 34-foot armored gun boats with automatic whips. >> lieutenant charlie goble says this is needed. >> they are automatic machine guns. that will stop at nothing to move their product. they will stop at nothing to move their poison into the united states. >> he recognizes t
front, texas instruments slid in late trade after a disappointing report. keep an eye on apple today. it delivers earnings after the bell. cisco is cutting back with plans to lay off 1,300 employees or 2% of its work force. peets coffee & tea shot up after striking a deal to be acquired by a german company for $1 billion. >>> toys made by jim henson's company will not be popping up in kids' meals at chick-fil-a. the company severed ties with the fast food chain after its ceo's recent remarks against same-sex marriage, saying the company preferred the, quote, biblical definition of family unit. >>> and it's that time of year again. what not to wear in the summer. the usual offenders, strapless tops and flip-flops topped this year's survey of this year's work no-nos, and 65% say leave your hoodies at home as well. >>> well, coming up, the nats take it to extras, the phils rally late, and hockey's rangers deal for an all-star. >>> plus, a surprise trade puts a japanese icon in pinstripes. your early morning sports headlines are straight ahead. >>> while many of us will dodge thunderstor
. a factor fire officials in colorado and texas say helped fuel the most destructive fires in their state's history. the waldo canyon fire near colorado springs is still burning and the fire near austin, texas, last year destroyed more than 1,500 homes. >> it's hard to say this community over that community. >> reporter: it may be impossible where to pinpoint where the major catastrophic fire may hit. fire officials warn it could be anywhere, especially if you're surrounded by wildfire fuel like margo. >> love it up here. never move back down the hill. >>> let's check in now with christina loren. much calmer conditions out here. >> thank goodness. >> you got to be aware. the time of the year as you know. long time california residents. as you know, it takes a spark for a fire and enclose it's cliched what smoky bear says has validity to it. thursday for rain. only you can prevent forest fires so we don't need any additional sparks out there. you just want to take it easy and if you have a campground fire make sure it's completely out before you leave it. >>> the good news now. temperature
the spirit to go on but we'll never forget. >> reporter: the sorrow has spread across the nation. in texas jessica ghawi's parents are grieving. no parent should go through that. >> reporter: as families mourn survivors struggle to make sense of the blood shed. air force reservist was trained for war. >> there was nowhere to hide. >> reporter: nothing prepared her for this. she lost her friend staff sergeant jesse childress. >> him dying has been the hardest thing because you know i ended up with some buck shot in my hand but his life is gone. >> reporter: aurora was just ranked the ninth safest city in the country. at rosie's diner the busy sunday breakfast crowd is still in shock. >> this is our theater. you would never guess something weird like that was going to happen in your backyard. >> reporter: cheryl groner has three daughters. reyna is six years old the same age as the youngest victim, veronica moser. >> i tried to explain it as much as i can so they can understand without going into details. >> reporter: three days have passed since the shooting. the emotion and tears here are
: in texas two months ago, police found more than 100 illegal immigrants stashed in houses, including unaccompanied boys. >> they were being treated like animals. there was no water, there was no food. they were locked in. >> reporter: mike vickers found four illegal immigrant youths, lost, exhausted and thirsty, including two girls ages 10 and 13. >> they probably really didn't understand how close they were to being statistics and being dead. >> reporter: federal authorities say the number of children detained after illegally entering the u.s. without their parents now is skyrocketing. more than 8,000 unaccompanied migrant children have been taken into custody this year compared to 4,000 the same time last year. most are teenaged buys from central america, where they are fleeing drug and gang violence. extreme poverty or abusive homes. >> it's often a very harrowing trip, a dangerous trip for the children. and it can turn into a very abusive situation. >> reporter: the dramatic rise of unaccompanied minors crossing the border into the u.s. is putting a lot of stress now on the feder
a role in the severity of the texas drought, caused in part by the cooler pacific waters of la nina, bringing dry conditions to the south. >> we should get used to these la nina related heat waves, because today they're 20 times more likely to occur than 50 years ago. >> reporter: now, government scientists say 2011 was cooler than 2010, but it was still warm enough to be one of the warmest 15 years on record. and with concentrations of greenhouse gases increasing, scientists say we should get ready for more extreme events. brian? >> anne thompson, colorado springs tonight, thanks for that. >>> and another example of extreme weather just this morning, just outside austin texas, ten inches of rain fell in a matter of just a few hours, touching off some nasty flash floods, leaving more than a dozen homes totally surrounded by water. it was a good sized mess to clean up later in the day, but luckily nobody was hurt. >>> and we have an update tonight on a story we aired just a few days back, at the height those awful colorado wildfires. as we reported that night, the firefighters in the
be withering. >> a gentleman from texas asked me does it hurt to have your leg chopped off, all right? how can you answer that? three weeks later, a lovely woman from texas, where was sleeping beauty a prisoner. >> these men should not be confused with tour guides, in fact, far from it. there's one big qualification for this job, and that's more than two decades of prior military service, and that makes this job an honor. paul served in the falklands and the first gulf war, and when princess diana died, he acted as pallbearer in front of her coffin. and the new man, clive, is just finishing 19 years with the british military. he's an iraq veteran whose unit is now in afghanistan, and while he misses serving with them, he knows he's serving in a different way. >> i'm a people person, and to come here to the tower and spread the word about our fantastic history, warts and all, i couldn't, you know, think of anything better. >> these are great men, and so if you visit the tower during a visit to london, remember you'll be in the capable hands of a veteran. that is nbc "nightly news" for this sund
calling on him to release more tax returns. and they are not alone. texas governor john perry is asking him to. texas governor rick perry, a former republican rival says that romney should be as open as possible. meantime on the other side we've got republicans criticizing the obama campaign for what they're saying about mitt romney. john mccain calls the campaign disgraceful for targeting those tax returns and romney's time with bain. he calls it chicago-style sleazy campaigning and saying the focus should be on the $5 trillion he says president obama has added to the deficit. meantime former new hampshire governor john sununu says that he shouldn't have said that president obama needs to learn to be an american. he is a romney supporter. what he really meant is he needs to learn the american formula for business. lynn? >> all right, tracie, thanks so much. >>> to utah where a southwest sky west airlines pilot wanted in connection with a colorado murder attempted to steal an empty plane from a small airport. the man then killed himself after he couldn't get the plane off the ground. nb
in texas says he was found in his home. there's no word yet on his cause of death. >>> actor chad everett, the star of the '70s tv series "medical center" has died in los angeles at the age of 75 of lung cancer. >>> and italian archaeologists say they may have found the remains of the woman commonly thought to be the model for the mona lisa, the masterpiece by leonardo da vinci. experts may be able to reconstruct the face to compare it with the one leonardo painted about 500 years ago. >>> and now here is an early look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dough opens at 12,716 after stumbling 104 points yesterday. the s&p dropped 12. the nasdaq sank 27. >>> taking a look at overseas trading this morning, in tokyo the nikkei shot down 122 points, while in hong kong the hang seng lost 25. >>> well, bad news from apple after the bell was a fitting end to a dreary tuesday. apple tumbled in late trade after reporting a rare earnings and revenue slip, some of which was tied to pending sales of the new iphone 5 but could still weigh down tech stocks today. >>> weak manufacturing data an
in the country with twice as many patents as the runner-up, austin, texas. >>> a warning for parents tonight about a new game involving teens and salt and why the combination can be so dangerous. >>> and the latest on the miserable conditions for millions along the east coast. >>> and big news from the medical world, a major drugmaker under fire for promoting medicine for unapproved uses. we'll tell you about the prescriptions involved coming up. >>> and good afternoon, i'm jeff ranieri. not a bad way to start off the workweek with a mix of son and clouds. the fog building back at the coastline at this hour bringing us slightly warmer weather in the south bay for tuesday with plenty of mid-80s. full details in your seven-day and fourth of july and here's a >>> be grateful for the bay area breeze because most of the country is suffering intolerable heat and millions are doing it without air conditioning because to add insult to injury, the power's also out. from the midwest to the atlantic coast, temperatures are pushing 100 degrees. some employers are giving their workers a day off because i
tonight in texas. >> reporter: a withering pasture in arkansas, reservoirs gone dry and cracked earth now being seen throughout much of the nation. more than 1,000 counties have been declared national disaster areas. over the past six weeks the drought has spread dramatically. now blanketing more than 60% of the lower 48 states. with some of the hottest months still ahead. >> when it comes to the big picture weather pattern, any significant changes to these drought-stricken areas, we're just not going to see any improvements at least through the end of july. >> reporter: the impact on agriculture is devastating. 30% of the corn crop is in poor or very poor condition, up from 22% the previous week. crops aren't the only casualty. grazing grounds are barren. horsing ranchers either buy feed for their hungry cattle or sell off their herd. >> you know, we are a nation that eats a lot of beef. >> reporter: and uses a great deal of water. indianapolis residents are getting in one last soaking before a mandatory water ban starts tomorrow. there is rain, but it's out of reach of the drought zone.
, texas industries breaks the jinx, wells fargo pays the heavy price for heavy practice, and one last cup of joe for the road. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. >>> plus. we'll tell you what new film is set to end the quick reign of "spider-man" at the box office. >>> coming up, an impressive start for the usa basketball, and one olympic hope is over for one member of the dream team. you're watching "early today." >>> good morning and welcome back to "early today." i'm lynn berry, and here are some of your top headlines this morning. syrian activists are reporting a new massacre of more than a hundred people yesterday in central hamas province. "the new york times" says there are reports of more than 200 killed, which would be the worst massacre during the syrian uprising. >>> "the washington post" reports first lady michelle obama was allegedly the target of a threat by a police officer in the district of columbia. the officer allegedly said he would shoot the first lady and then use his phone to retrieve a picture of the firearm he said he would use. >>> secretar
, but not where they need it most. southeast texas went from last year's record drought to a deluge. up to 15" this week alone. as one local put it, swinging from hell to high water. janet shand ling, nbs news. >>> the question we have been asked, are you paying with cash or credit. as a result of a blockbuster settlement involving some of the nation's biggest credit card company s the answer to that question could have a whole new price tag. nbc's michelle franzen has the details. >> we are used to it at the pump, one price for cash and a higher one for plastic. later this year, that credit card surcharge could be coming to stores, restaurants, doctor's offices. the swipe fees require merchants to pay credit card companies up to 3.75% to cover expenses. they are not allowed to pass that onto consumers. this week, visa mastercard and other banks agreed to a $7 billion settlement in a price fixing case brought by retailers. the agreement now gives businesses the right to charge more for using plastic to offset the swipe fees. now that merchants have the green light to pass on surcharges to the
like we know that texas will vote for romney. we can tell how about 40 or 41 of the states are going to go right now. but it's the rest. we call them swing states. those are the ones where the real action occurs. so they scoop up all the money here and spend it in places like nevada, colorado, ohio, pennsylvania, virginia, north carolina and of course florida. in those states, you are seeing ads nonstop on the network televisions every day and night, like crazy. >> larry, this election has such a different tone, such a different tenor and feeling than the last one, the public more restless, it has to do with the economy and ambivalence on the people's part? >> a little bit of everything, the sluggish economy has left millions of americans without work or working for less than they were a few years ago, the average net worth of americans has declined by 40%, to where we were in the 1990s, many are just plain desperate to find the candidate who will make things better for them now. >> we're in the homestretch now, just a few months to go, how do the candidates make that decisive decisi
, the brownie of your dreams is now deliciously real. galiardi. >>> extreme weather in texas tonight as lightning struck dangerously close to rangers ballpark in arlington, there as you saw the runners running for cover. the cameras went black for a moment as the loud crack went through the stadium during the rangers-twins game today. the officials say it was most likely caused by an electrical surge, the game was temporarily delayed. they were kind of scared. >>> and today, storms in texas and new mexico, in the area, flying debris killed a 28-year-old woman sitting in her car in a grocery store parking lot. >>> and in new jersey, a woman is in critical condition after being struck by lightning during a fast-moving storm last night. >> there was witnessed lightning strikes on the sea wall. the woman with family and friends was leaving the beach. >> in the nation's capital, before storms moved in today, the city hit in the area with 100 degrees for the fourth day in a row in the district of columbia. since the beginning of june, all-time highs have been set from the plains to the sou
. i think chevron is the best major oil company in the company right now. let's go to charlie in texas. charlie! >> caller: hello, mr. cramer. a big texas boo-yah to you. >> i'm going to send that right back to you. >> caller: i am employee of tyson foods. i put 10% of my income in their stock purchase then. they contribute another 25%. i can put it into something else, like cell gene or harley-davidson, but i'm wonder if i should after that downgrade. i'd like to know what would you do if you were the ceo of tyson foods. >> first of all, you're kind of doubling down. you already work there, you get a paycheck, i don't want you to put more money in that. i respect the fact you have 10%, that's not bad. but tyson is a company that's a commodity company and they are going to have to reline on the high price of corn, of the different crops, and i got to tell you, i think corn is not done going up. i think it goes higher. i got separate reports on my own. i say be careful. if i was tyson, it's the business you've chosen. there's not much you can do other than ride the wave. josh in new jer
the drought are expected to last through october. >>> severe weather tore through north texas friday. high winds caused an 18 wheeler to tip over on to a passenger vehicle near the dallas-ft. worth international airport. hail, lightning and heavy rain delayed several flights. no one was seriously hurt. >>> separately, rains caused a part of a ceiling to collapse friday at a mall in charlotte, north carolina. shoppers say it was very frightening but fortunately everyone got out okay. it's estimated that up to three inches of rain fell in about 45 minutes. >>> turning to syria where the rebels are pushing deeper into the capital of damascus in their fight to topple the regime. we're monitoring the latest violence in cairo. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, courtn courtney, rebel fighters clashed for a seventh straight day in the capital of damascus. since an attack on wednesday killed the country's defense minister along with three other top security officials, rebels are frequently ambushing troops and attacking police stations in the capital. but the syrian military is fighting back
. >> this is a fundamental disagreement between democrats and republicans, between bobby and myself. pick on texas. 22% of its kids have no health insurance, and 25% of its adults have no health insurance. those aren't just texas kids. those are american kids. and i think we have an obligation to make sure our kids have health insurance. and this bill does that. i don't like the individual mandate either, and i don't think it was necessary, but it's there. the supreme court has spoken. the congress has spoken. the president has spoken. mitt romney has shown this can work because it did work in massachusetts with 98% of people covered. i don't want to live in a country where 22% of the kids who are american kids in texas don't have health insurance, and i think it's our obligation as a society to make sure everybody has health insurance, and that is what this bill does. >> i'm out of time. two quick ones for you, governor. you're on the vp list. would you like to be his running mate if he asks you? >> you and i talked about this before. we're not going to speculate. i've said this the last several week
is starting to come back. i want to own lululemon. i want to go right now to ryan in texas. ryan? >> caller: boo-yah, jim. i'm from the lone star state. i'll be a freshman next year in high school. >> love it. >> caller: our stock is first energy. >> you know what, when first energy stock was yielding about 6%, i had the company on, i had to coax them to come on. listen, you guys have to come on because you're the buy of the century. that is one terrific utility. that merger was fantastic. >> buy, buy, buy. >> at this point i like duke more than i like first energy. may i go to terri, wow, georgia. >> caller: hey, boo-yah. >> boo-yah, terri. >> caller: your thoughts on carnival cruise line. >> it's okay. i lack a catalyst, carnival. you know what, you know who has a cruise line that would be humming? disney. i want you to go with disney, not carnival. i need to speak to vinny in new york. vinny? >> caller: a big boo-yah from new york, forget about it. >> i like you, what's up? >> caller: i have a quick question for you about amarin. slowly creeping up to the $17, $18 mark, it's going backwa
, australia is number three. >> it's number 3. >> crazy! >> number 2 is houston, texas. one is sydney, australia and the other is melbourne. >> number 1 is melbourne. >> what are they talking about? what are they doing there? >> i don't know. >> the other top two cities are chicago, l.a., australia, brooklyn, new york and atlanta. that's where the cougars are trolling. >> i think it's because of that guy on the mentalist. what's his name, simon baker? >> i love him. >> so adorable. i think i'll go to australia and get me one of those. i'll take three. >> here's a little surprising news. "america's got talent" is a big big show on nbc. it's going along swimmingly and suddenly there was a tweet. >> a strange tweet from sharon osbourne. >> she wrote this, my darling, howard stern, money is not the reason i'm not returning to nbcagt, which is "america's got talent." it is because... >> now oh, robert greenblatt said this caught nbc off guard. the producer said we don't know what's going on and it may be much ado about nothing. >> twitter is weird. people are saying what they want with no
. police arrested both men after viewing the footage of the fight. >>> a horrific crash on a texas highway nearly took the life of an innocent driver. a suspect sped away from police after a traffic stop. his escape ended horribly when he veered into oncoming traffic and then collided head on with another car. the suspect was arrested while the driver in the other car was hospitalized in critical condition. >>> and finally, the outpouring of support continues in aurora. patients and hospital staff took photos with and got autographs from the manager and 12 players who made the trip. that's great there. >>> now for a look at your national and regional weather, here's nbc meteorologist bill karins. he has your weather channel forecast. happy friday. >> it is. tonight you coming over? the olympic opening ceremony. >> you're hosting a huge party. didn't you hear? your address is -- >> you wouldn't show up in a million years. lynn berry would not show up. well, good morning, everyone. the olympics, of course, the big story today and the next 17 days. the opening ceremonies. unfortunately london
to be able to catch all the olympic action right here on nbc, bay area. the as lose in texas 7-2. oakland has lost four of their last five contests. diane? >> just ahead, a big day for 30 rock star alec baldwin. plus, i have for the nation why just can i can still collect every year while he's behind bars. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ transforming sounds ] [ male announcer ] transformers. the ride. ride it at universal studios hollywood. >>> he may be in prison but jerry sandusky could still profit from his public pension. he stands to collect almost $59,000 a year, despite be convicted of 45 counts of child sexual abuse. that's because sex crimes are not included under pennsylvania law on the list of the 22 crimes related to public corruption that would force a public official or retiree to forfeit his or her pension. sandusky is likely to spend the rest of his life in prison. >> hundreds of young, undocumented immigrants took part. while the supreme court struck down a large part of arizona' controversial law this week within key pro investigation remains. that allows them to check a person's immigrat
was on a study trip, an anthropology student from the university of texas. just before the attack he was giving a lecture about their behavior to a group of tourists and then went across the fence. into radar -- into a no go zone. new eyewitness accounts suggest he may have done that to prevent an animal from hurling a rock at people. >> it may have been instinctive for him to go for something which he thought was necessary to do. >> reporter: then two chimps attacked him one of them dragging him for 30 yards. when other staff members raced to rescue him they became targets, too. >> kept pursuing me. i climbed back inside the vehicle. it jumped on the bottom of the vehicle and i closed my door and he started beating through the window. >> reporter: chimpanzees are highly territorial. because many are psychologically damaged they are volatile. there are 33 chimpanzees here. each one rescued from the trade in its meat or from the entertainment industry. although they look docile they are incredibly strong. some are seven times as strong as an adult human male. as andrew oberle experienced so grap
matter. but he couldn't resist spouting off. he held out a texas twang and gave his best bush impression. i'm a governor, my daddy was president. i own a baseball team. but al gore was right in using the lewinsky issue. >> now if he decides he can't help himself and starts campaigning against me, the shadow returns. bill: the shadow. we learned when book visited the white house after the recount of 2000, he asked clinton if that shadow offended him and he gave him a pass. and of course clinton became close to george bush 41 and the family. they consider clinton a brother of another mother. and listen to this. >> is that so ridiculous our odd couple partnership, that barbara began to refer to me as her black sheep son, you know, the one that -- [laughter] strays. there's one in every family. gets the politics wrong and make some of the mistakes. chris: you got all in the book? >> yes. chris: how ike helped ronald reagan against richard nixon and some of nixon's own skull duggery. chris: welcome back. his book about the most secret club of the most powerful men of former presidents, there
including california, new york and texas have laws prohibiting merchants from passing them along, and the big chain stores may not pass along the surcharge, but for small business owners who don't have the same bargaining power, swipe fees add up. >> i feel really apprehensive about approaching them for picking that up. the bottom line is to keep people coming in and keep them happy and to be able to keep doing what i am doing because i love it. >> business owners looking at a different bottom line. >>> still to come at 5:00, we will take you behind the scenes of one of the most memorable car chases in movie history, and how one gained total access the making of that movie. >>> driving around san francisco, it's hard not to think about the famous car chase that came alive in the streets of san francisco and one of the most wrerecognizable film. we spoke to a man with a unique view of the famous production. >> steve mcqueen racing through the streets of san francisco, and it's one of the few occasions you will see somebody make a left turn this hill, and come out on a different hi
in rural south texas. the cause of the accident is being investigated but a trooper at the scene said a blown out tire may be to blame. witnesses claim the truck's cab and bed were packed with illegal immigrants but that's yet to be confirmed by officials. u.s. immigrations and customs enforcement is taking part in the investigation. >>> here's a look at stories making news in america. in new orleans a 17 story building came crashing down on purpose. crews imploded the old palace hotel, also known as grand palace, to make room for a new medical center. >>> in florida a hospital that stood for 40 years met its own demise. the seven-story facility was turned to rubble in less than ten seconds after closing its doors two years ago. >>> also in florida, big trouble on a small runway when a massive c-17 military cargo jet landed at the wrong airport and nearly ran out of runway. the pilot thought he was arriving at mcdeel air force, but that's about four miles away. the crew was able to later successfully take off. >>> in massachusetts a woman fought back with mangos. after seeing two men
. >>> yokamon hearn was executed yesterday in texas for the 1998 abduction and fatal shooting of a stockbroker. it was the state's first execution using only one lethal drug instead of three due to shortages. >> and in china, a taxi driver hung on to the hood of a drunk driver who had collided with this taxi cab. the drunk driver tried to escape, but the taxi driver held on until he stopped at a karaoke bar and the police could make an arrest. >>> and now here is an early look at how wall street's going to kick off the day. the dow opens at 12,908 after climbing 103 points yesterday. the s&p gained 9. the nasdaq spiked 32. >>> taking a look at overseas trading this morning, in tokyo the nikkei rose 68 points, while in hong kong the hang seng skyrocketed 319. >>> well, the s&p 500 leapt to its highest level since may wednesday as traders chose to ignore bad news and cherry pick the good news coming out of earnings. >>> intel lowered its growth forecast late tuesday, but gross margins were healthy, so the stock rose more than 3%. >>> honeywell jumped almost 7% on healthy profits. >> emc jumped o
. >>> the folks at the zoo in houston, texas, have sent out this photo of a precocious monkey they say might be in on the joke. they grabbed this photo off a camera set up to secretly record wildlife in borneo, but it certainly appears the monkey seems to know exactly what is going on here. one twitter user speculated, it was posting for a new profile photo on match.com. >>> when we come back here tonight, our report from south africa as nelson mandela marks a big birthday. ♪ happy birthday to you ♪ happy birthday to you >> a joyful day in johannesburg. across south africa for that matter including this group of children. a small part of the estimated 12 million kids who were organized to sing happy birthday to nelson mandela. one of the towering figures of our modern world turned 94 today. yesterday he met with former president bill clinton who said mandela appeared to be in good spirits, was looking well though he is frail these days and unable to walk. it is another milestone for a man who remains a powerful influence over his country. especially the young people there. many of them n
buckled the pavement. >> this is happening across the country from wisconsin to texas. you're seeing streets buckling all over the place. >> reporter: in st. louis where it broke 100 degrees for the eighth straight day air conditioning repairmen worked overtime. >> i worked yesterday. >> reporter: today more record highs. at least 20 cities from atlanta to as far north as wisconsin. forecasters say relief may be just around the corner. >> we are looking at this pattern change to take place by the end of this weekend and certainly by the beginning of next week. it's going to feel much more comfortable especially for the middle of the country. >> reporter: hundreds of thousands of people remain without power after last week's storms. outside washington, d.c. most of lisa's neighbors have electricity, but she is still in the dark. the utility says her power won't be back until at least sunday. >> when they told me july 8th this morning i cried. >> and cooler temperatures without soaking rains won't alleviate the abnormally dry conditions affecting more than 200 million americans -- two-
in texas charged with 28 counts of rape and sexual assault against ten female recruits, many still in their teens. he's among a dozen trainers at lackland airforce base under investigation for sexual assaults against 31 recruits. jennifer norris is not one of the 31 recruits but she did train at lackland and before she got there says she was drugged and raped by a recruiter in maine. >> i was frozen. i couldn't move. he did what he had to do and then just rolled over like i was a piece of trash. >> reporter: terrified, norris did not report the rape. like many victims in the male dominated military she felt powerless to fight back. >> they have power over you. there is no room for debate. you do everything they say to do. you don't say no. >> reporter: the pentagon's own numbers on sexual assault are staggering. 19,000 per year. but only 13% are reported. and a small number, less than 200 a year, end in prosecutions with convictions. representative jackie spear claims suspects are often protected by military commanders. >> they're sexual predators and this is not an isolated circum
serving washington, has crews in from georgia, texas, even canada. >> it's tree trimmers, contract line crews, our crews, we're really starting to -we're going to make a dent in this, yes. >> but you know people are not happy. >> absolutely. and we get it. >> frustrated. highly frustrated. >> reporter: david rutland's refrigerator and his neighbors' are full of spoiling food. >> most of the stuff would probably be discarded. >> reporter: with gas stations unable to pump and thousands of people crowding malls and cooling shelters and libraries and schools, word is power might not be back on for many till friday. >> we've put a lot of money into restoring and/or hardening the system, but this was an extreme event. >> reporter: the first storms blasted through friday night, 90-mile-per-hour winds. >> you could see the rain coming through, trees falling, trash getting lifted off the ground. it was chaotic. >> reporter: more storms, heavy rain in chicago. wind in north carolina toppled more trees. one killed a couple on a golf cart. another killed a man taking refuge in a barn. the death tol
their security measures referred me to their corporate office in texas, in which case, my calls have not been returned. as for amc theatres, their voice mail has been full all day long. >> thank you. >>> while the cinemark movie theatre released this statement, we are deeply saddened, our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, families and loved ones and warner brother, who made the movie, released this statement saying quote, warner brothers is deeply saddened to learn about this shocking incident. we extend our sincere se sympathies. >> 13 years ago and less than 20 miles away was another dark day for colorado and the country. this movie theatre in aurora is just down the road from littleton, the site of the bloody columbine high school massacre. i was there that day and stayed in denver that week covering the story. 13 people died .d the way the country deals with security. >> back then, witnesses of the columbine tranl tragedy shared their stories with tv crews, this time, giving the world an almost realtime glimpse of the cha chaos. one denver woman tweeted, shots fireded in the thea
:23. >>> finally in texas, the biggest problem for a skunk is usually its odor, but this little guy somehow got a bottle stuck to his face and wandered around for a few minutes with a container going along for the ride. animal control showed up later. they removed that bottle. the skunk seems to be doing fine. just a little confused. >>> now for a look at your national and regional weather, here's bill karins with the weather channel forecast. he has no idea where he was and what was going on. >> didn't care either. >> lights were off. >> not afraid of much. lucky he didn't get sprayed. have you ever had any run-ins with skunks or your pets. >> no, knock on wood. >> tomato soup bath only works a little bit. >> doesn't work? >> masks it. we are dealing with a unique weather pattern in the pacific northwest. what we call an upper level low. a storm system that's well above the ground and it's actually -- you can kind of pick up the spin. look at the direction the radar is kind of going. the green on the map shows you where the rain is. you notice you can see it right in here just south of olympia
ridiculous. >> reporter: he's helping his mother move to austin,texas. they decided not to move the boxes with after. >> question get it there ups in three to four days. whatever she can live without for the next week or so. >> reporter: alisha studies the ins and outs. she says airline fees aren't hidden but they are in the fine print especially the oversize and overweight bag fee. >> you can be charged $200 each way on top of your checked bags free. >> bad credit, no credit, no problem. that's what they vote. >> prepaid cards have fees everywhere. >> reporter: consumers wrack up more than $300 in fees alone. >> you'll incur one if you check your balance to make sure that doesn't happen. if you end up getting confused and try to call customer service, you're going to get a future dot too. >> reporter: >> reporter: $1 to call customer service and a $1 each time you news it to pay for something. it's one sauce per six piece. three for a 20-piece order. >> take your food elsewhere. there's no shortage here. >>> oh, my gosh. i got my meal for free tonight. the guy loved the weather forecast
incident of possibly over zealous airport check point patdowns. a man from north texas says tsa officers at dallas love field took off his wife's clothing to inspect her feeding tube even though she had handed over information from her doctor explaining what was going on. they said they needed to physically handle the tube and then swabbed it for explosives, which the couple says could lead to infection. the tsa is thoroughly investigating before they comment on this. they do say the swab was not supposed to touch the feeding tube, itself. >>> tom davis has died. viewers of "snl" in the early days will remember him as one-half of the duo franken and davis. franken became senator al franken and davis continued in comedy, wrote books, and famously experimented with and enjoyed to the fullest a slew of drugs from opium to lsd. lauren michaels discovered the duo doing stand up in l.a. they worked on "snl" for 13 years on and off and shared three emmys for their work. tom davis dead of cancer at the age of 59. >>> you might call the following the sound of freedom. ♪ o say can you see >> let
is in danger after he was attacked by a pair of chimpanzees. michelle franzen has our story. >> reporter: texas grad student andrew oberly is fighting for his life. the sanctuary featured on animal planet's "escape to chimp eden" houses kimchimps rescued. they say he suffered deep lacerations on his entire body. >> he's in critical condition, remains in a critical condition. he's under observation in intensive care. >> reporter: he was giving a tour thursday who he split from the group, crossing over one of two fences separating the public from the chimpanzees. two male chimps attacked him, grabbing his feet and pulls him under a second fence into the enclosure. they dragged him for half a mile. experts say chimps are far more powerful than humans. >> we're probably one-sixth or one-seventh the strength of the average chimpanzee, and we really are no opportunity to really defend ourselves very effectively. >> they were scared off the managing director of the sanctuary fired a gun into the air. he told the associated press oberly broke the rules by crossing over the fence. they're investigating.
parts of the country. heavy rain in parts of texas and late word tonight of a deadly lightning strike on a soccer field near houston, two people killed while trying to hide from the rain. beneath a tree. >>> in the meantime, a much different story. the nation's heartland, where a severe drought continues crippling a lot of farms. after a brief break from the triple digit temperatures, get ready for round two. meteorologist kim cunningham joins us now from the weather channel headquarters. kim, here we go again, right? >> that's right, lester. you know, a tragic story about this lightning strike in around the houston area. i want to show you real quick. this is a big story with the lightning we have been seeing. that is moving out of houston. you can see the six-hour timeline showing the storms on the way out. this is a big story and the fact a lot of people get killed by lightning each year, the bigger story i think coming up this week will be the heat. i want to show you the dew point, the measure of moisture at the surface. notice 60s and 70s. it's very high, tropical atmosphere. yo
showers and thunderstorms for you. texas, 94 and houston with showers in eastern texas. monday, back to work, more thunderstorms across the carolinas stretching back on through parts of the middle mississippi river valley. hey, every morning on the weather chaj nnel at 6:00 a.m. eastern, you can always "wake up with al." ...so you can take the man outta new jersey, but you can't take your pants off in a museum." [ laughs ] ted, i can't wait to take you home and run my fingers through that adorable hair. who says we need to wait 'til home? ♪ hey, i don't come here for the ambiance. axe hair? [ male announcer ] with teddy bear hair you can get away with anything. get some of your own with axe hair. come see ted in theatres. rated r. ♪ mr. parker! sir... excuse me, excuse me... can i get you to sign off on the johnson case... ♪ we built this city! don't let food hang around. ♪ on rock & roll! [ orbit trumpet plays ] clean it up with orbit! [ ding! ] fabulous! for a good clean feeling... eat. drink. chew orbit. >>> it's time for madelyn's food fight. you may be screaming for ice
were the only ones who heard it. scott in texas, scott. >> caller: jim, boo-yah, home of the houston texans, the football team of texas. >> future home of jeremy lin because new york doesn't want to pay up. what's up? >> caller: bmy. >> bristol myers. >> caller: they're trying to acquire amlet. do you feel this will have a favorable or unfavorable effect on the bmy shares if they are, in fact, successful in their effort to make the acquisition? >> i think it's huge. i was in mexico talking about how brilliant this acquisition would be. it will help deal with the patent cliff involving plavix. bristol myers is one of the greatest companies in the world. i want to go to chris in new york right now. >> caller: how are you, jim? boo-yah. i would like to know about orex therapeutics. >> these are all battlegrounds. and one of the things that i said about vivus that was very clear was if you owned it, i would sell half of it. this group is very volatile. yours is one more volatile play. if you want to speculate, i'm going to bless it, but just don't be greedy. eureka! reading between the l
? >> the great texas mosquito festival. >> in klute, texas. >> but you already missed it. june 28th. we're talking about things over. >> why would you want to call mosquito -- >> let me say something. >> see what happens when you get all worked up? >> jerry, i want to apologize. can we say one thing? because we have a great country singer in the house. >> no, we don't. >> yes, we do. his name is kip moore, and he plays this song. they call him the kind of -- what is it? ♪ >> the hillbilly springsteen. >> he is such fun, we will have him sing for us later. >> i am so enjoying this. this is such a delightful summer drink. >> it's delicious, jerry. >>> up next, is laughter the best medicine? >> oh, gosh, we have lisa kudrow in the house. >> how did i do that? ♪ 5-hour energy. hours and hours of energy. ♪ [ ping! ] [ ping! ping! ] that's why i use new tampax radiant. it helps keep my period invisible, combing tampax's best-ever leak protection with a revolutionary resealable wrapper so all they'll see is me. [ ping! ] ♪ hi. totally new, awesomely-invisible tampax radiant. check out
on what may have led two chimpanzees in south africa to attack a texas graduate student. we'll have the latest on that story and new images of one of the chimps involved in that attack. >> and among the topics we'll be talking about today, we already know airlines charge extra fees for things lying baggage, food and extra leg room. but how would you feel about paying an extra fee that would allow you off faster when you get to the terminal? >> a florida teen-ager accused of viciously attacking a younger gi girl. prosecutors say it was all because of text messages. kerry sanders in in ft. lauderdale this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. wayne confessed to lawmakers he put on steel toed boots and tracked down the 13-year-old and kicked her repeatedly in the head, the attack so vicious it left her brain dead. his argues lawyer he was not guilty because he was insane at the moment, a psychotic episode triggered by a series of cruel messages. >> wayne sat in court trying as the prosecutor told jurors the teen-agers repeatedly kicked her head while wearing steel toed boot
look at your fourth of july forecast. >>> also ahead, the latest on the graduate student from texas who was viciously mauled by chimpanzees in south africa. exclusive images of the two chimps involved. plus, close friends of the victim will speak out in a live interview. >> a ringless katie holmes steps out for first time since filing for divorce while journalist anderson cooper announces he's gay. we'll discuss them with today's professionals. we begin with the sweltering heat and struggle to restore power to more than a million people. tom costello is in bethesda maryland. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. could have picked any number of neighborhoods, the devastation four days after the storm is remarkable. an entire tree here in this case, she reddshredded and this suffered significant damage, a blue tarp hangs over it. look at the size of the tree that was literally cuff in half by the storm. 1.3 million people are thought would be without power stretching from ohio to the mid-atlantic. the mayor of d.c. is requesting president obama declare a state of emergency and there is
in new york. mike. >> caller: boo-yah, jim, from the great state of texas. >> wow, texas, new york, i like that. what's going on? >> caller: my stock is threshold pharmaceuticals, thld. >> this stock had a monster move. you know, this is like tha targeting technology. biotechnology i like. i'm not backing away provided you regard it as a speculative play and not health care. how about jamie in maryland? jamie. >> a beautiful thank you boo-yah to you. >> nice. what's up? >> caller: national cash register company. >> i cannot believe they are doing as well as it is. national crash is the old nickname. it has finally turned. i believe in retail. retail is good. my hat is off to bill nudie. he did it right. took a little time but you have figured it out. nick in wisconsin. >> caller: hey, jim. how are you? >> all right. how about you, nick? >> caller: first of all, a wisconsin b-b-boo-yah. >> we always want a stuttering wisconsin boo-yah. >> caller: my question of the day is should i buy the etf gld? >> yes. i do like it. [ buy, buy, buy ] i believe in the end europe has to print money an
for a fatal construction accident in texas. two workers were dismantling a construction crane on saturday when it suddenly collapsed. 50-mile-an-hour wind gusts were blowing through the richardson campus of the university of texas at dallas at the time. >>> major donor nations including the united states pledged today to give afghanistan $16 billion for civilian needs over the next four years. the financial support is to show there won't be a mass exodus from afghanistan when u.s. and nato troops begin withdrawing next year. but for the first time, the donors are insisting that the afghan government reduce widespread corruption to get all the money. >>> a chinese acrobat survived a fall after a tight rope today in central china. he was walking backwards 657 feet above the ground with his eyes covered when he slipped. the acrobat didn't take any safety precautions except for the pole he used to keep balanced. he fell about 130 feet, but didn't appear to be seriously injured. the acrobat says he fell slightly -- fell slightly faint after walking more than 50 minutes and he slipped because of the
months ago eaves got the federal court in texas to send u.s. marshals to seize the carnival "triumph" which was about to sail from the port of galveston. he brought along a camera crew to document the event. >> we're here to execute a court order. >> reporter: the court accepted his suit on behalf of the family of a woman killed on the "costa concordia," thus compelling carnival to post a $10 million bond before the "triumph" could sail. >> this is done very often with merchant ships and other types of ships. but to my knowledge this is the first time in u.s. law that a cruise ship has been seized. >> reporter: call it a long shot or a stunt, but eaves is bent on forcing his cases into u.s. courts and into the lap of the carnival corporation, which had more than $15 billion in revenue last year. >> we wanted to do this because we wanted the american public to be aware that the same inadequate standards that were on the "costa concordia," the same training, the same captain discipline on the "costa concordia" is the same lack of standards on every carnival cruise ship that floats. >>
's a skunk. >> a skunk got its head stuck in a bottle. a texas woman walking to her car noticed this little guy stumbling around the parking lot so, she decided of course to record it on her cell phone. >> does it think it's a cat or something. >> i don't know. animal control came out, the skunk was released, confused but unharmed. hey, how come i can't see? where am i going? >> dazed and confused. >>> well, coming up, we go behind the scenes at the london olympics. we'll take you inside the athletes village. why this year's design is making history. >>> and it's not the way you expect a concert to end, especially with a couple of rock icons up on stage. someone yanking the plug. we'll let you know what's up. >>> like we should be riding a horse. end? >> so motivated. yes. we're on the road to london. we are just -- how many days away? >> i believe it's 11 now. >> 11 days away from the opening ceremonies. >> check that clock for the british invasion. forget that. today it's the american invasion at heathrow airport. olympians from 50 different countries arriving in london today, including t
at the university of texas surveyed 1,000 high school students, nearly 20% have sent nude pictures of themselves and two of three have been asked to send revealing photos. teens who sent naked pictures are significantly more likely to be having sex. >>> it is a lot of work in a thankless job. how much do people get paid while working in the white house? >>> and with more than half of the wildfires now contained, the painful process of returning home only to see heart break. we'll take you to colorado for the latest. >>> and good evening, i'm jeff ranieri, moderate fire danger in the next couple of days. mid 80s expected for our tuesday and if you think your allergies are bothering you, you're probably right if you suffer from grass and tree allergies. those bumping up forhe f trth of july holiday. >>> how much does the president of the united states get paid? the white house listed the salaries of all 468 employees. at the top of the list, president barack obama, of course earning 476,000 a year. the lowest salary is $41,000 and three staffers work for free. the total payroll, nearly $38 million
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